Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Five Questions /// Design for Mankind (and now MINIkind!)


As I'm sure you all know, I'm a huge Erin fan. Her blog, Design for Mankind, is nothing but the most perfect collection of, well, everything. It's been one of my favs for a long time now. She just has the most amazing sense of style, and every post is like eye-candy.


Now that she's expecting (and pretty soon, I might add!) she recently launched Design for Minikind, an equally rad blog specifically geared towards the little ones in our lives. I'm obsessed.


And as I mentioned not too long ago, I was lucky enough to be able to contribute a little something from ADOP to her little one's room...just love this custom piece!


Even though Erin is the busiest lady ever (and pregnant to boot) she quickly got back to me with her answers, so I'm thrilled to share them here. 


What do you like most about writing Design for Mankind, and
now Design For MiniKind?

I love that I have the freedom to write about whatever is in my head, whether that be awesome rugs, painted pants or an awesome geode street art installation in L.A. And because babies fill up 70% of my headspace these days, I have endless words to share at Design for MiniKind!

Where do you see you/your blogs in the next few years?

Oh gosh, I have no earthly idea. I'm definitely not a long-term planner (I get so stressed out at the thought!), so I'm going to just keep riding the wave until it stops being fun. I don't see that happening anytime soon, that's for sure!

How do you find time just for YOU?

I actually LOVE to work, so sometimes "me time" involves a quiet night in with a hot tea and my laptop. I also make sure to take a long walk around the neighborhood after dinner each evening - it clears my head and gives me the chance to hit "refresh" on any of the day's woes!

What’s a typical day in your busy life like?

Emails, emails, emails. I swear it's 90% of my job. My inbox is continually overflowing, but it's also one of my favorite parts of what I do: connecting with others and helping others connect with even more "others." :) 

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start a blog/business?

Buckle up for the long haul. Things won't be pretty the first few years, but allow for flexibility, roll with the punches and adapt to the new environment as best as you can. Never compare your start to someone else's middle and be sure you want to get wet before you jump off the cliff. :) 


How great is her advice? She's so wise!!! Thank you so, so much Erin for doing this, and I'm sooooo excited for the world to set eyes on your little bundle of joy!!

(You can read previous Five Questions posts here.)

Image of Erin via Betsy King and image of Erin's nursery via Design for Minikind


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